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Carlson Rezidor Boosts Presence in Chongqing with New Radisson Blu Resort

July 10, 2014

CHONGQING, China, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and

CUTC Chongqing Easpring Hot Spring Development Co. Ltd today announced the

signing of Radisson Blu Resort Chongqing BeiBei inChongqing, China. This is

Carlson Rezidor's fourth hotel in the Southwestern metropolis ofChongqing, a

major manufacturing and pharmaceutical hub and one ofChina's four municipal

cities, alongsideBeijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. Chongqing is also known for its

hot springs and natural beauty, and theChongqing government is revamping the

tourist infrastructure and major attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage

Site of Three Natural Bridges to boost tourist arrivals, which topped 288

million in 2012.

"Chongqing has emerged as one of China's leading megacities and we are proud

to be a part of its development as a tourism city in southwestChina. We believe

that Radisson Blu Resort Chongqing BeiBei, strategically located in the famed

north hot spring site, can positively contribute to its tourism growth. We look

forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with leading hot spring resort

developer CUTC Chongqing Easpring Hot Spring Development, to make this resort a

success. This new deal underlies our strong commitment toChina and strategic

penetration of anchor markets inAsia Pacific," said Thorsten Kirschke,

President,Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Blu Resort Chongqing BeiBei is a 280-room new build hotel, located

close to the Cai Industrial Zone for high-tech industries, Shuitu High Tech

Zone for pharmaceutical firms, Yuelai International Convention Center and

Liangjiang New District,China's third National New District. The hotel is

accessible via several major highways and is also within easy reach of the city

center, the train station, and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, one of

the largest airports inSoutheast China, with a capacity that is expected to hit

45 million a year following an expansion project that is scheduled for

completion in 2015.

The hotel will be part of a 222,000sqm mixed development called Yishang

Mountain Hot Spring Town, which includes, a hot spring and spa, high-end

residences, commercial space and leisure facilities. Radisson Blu Resort

Chongqing BeiBei will have three restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, a fitness

center, spa, an indoor swimming pool and a variety of meeting spaces.

"We are pleased to be working with Carlson Rezidor with its global presence

and a strong reputation in the industry. Its well-respected Radisson Blu brand

enjoys an excellent track record inChongqing and we are confident that the

brand will add value to our development," saidXu Zhiqiang, Chairman, CUTC

Chongqing Easpring Hot Spring Development Co. Ltd.

Radisson Blu is one of the world's leading brands. Radisson Blu's vibrant,

contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a uniqueYes I Can!sm

service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of World of

Radisson features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel,

including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Carlson Rezidor is also one of the

few hotel groups to offer Free Internet at all its hotels to all guests.

Radisson Blu hotels also feature the signature Experience Meetings concept,

which offers a holistic and innovative approach to meetings.

Worldwide, there are more than 300 Radisson Blu hotels in operation and under

development in 77 countries. Radisson Blu properties are located in prime

locations and in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations. In

Asia Pacific, Radisson Blu hotels can be found in New Delhi, Bangkok, Sydney,

Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin. In Chongqing, Carlson Rezidor manages Radisson

Blu Sha Ping Ba and Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing. Radisson Chongqing Tongluo

Canyon, currently under development, opens in 2018. Carlson Rezidor has 13

hotels in operation and 19 under development inChina.

Contact details

Tracy Lui, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65 9839 4095 I>

Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763)

212-8129 |>

SOURCE Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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